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Order of Canada

Wayne Gretzky, C.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Wayne Gretzky, C.C. C.C. Los Angeles, California
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada May 25, 2009
For his continued contributions to the world of hockey, notably as one of the best players of all time, as well as for his social engagement as a philanthropist, volunteer and role model for countless young people.

This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada June 25, 1984 January 28, 1998
A superlative athlete who has devoted his life to his sport of hockey, he has rewritten the record books and brought finesse back to the game while earning almost every trophy and award possible. His astonishing talent has dazzled fans and players and his gentlemanly conduct and sportsmanship are an inspiration to his teammates, opponents and youngsters learning the game. His devotion to his sport is paralleled by the time and effort he commits to the CNIB, Juvenile Diabetes and many community service organizations.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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